WEST LEBANON, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Warren County-based Tru-Flex LLC, a manufacturer of flexible elements for exhaust systems, has been acquired by Nelson Global Products Inc. of Wisconsin. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tru-Flex supplies exhaust bellows, metal hoses and aftermarket products for on- and off-road commercial vehicle applications. Tru-Flex has manufacturing plants in Indiana and Poland.
Nelson Global is a worldwide manufacturer of exhaust systems for heavy duty vehicles and industrial engines. It has facilities in North America, South America, China, India, and Australia, including a plant in Fort Wayne.
According to the NGP website, the company is a supplier to numerous frontline brands, including Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), and Deere and Co. (NYSE: DE).
“Combining Tru-Flex’s engineering strengths, engineered NVH solutions and European operations with Nelson’s global purchasing, logistics, manufacturing and distribution networks and engineering capabilities allows us to better serve our customers and accelerate growth,” said Steve Scgalski, Nelson Chief Executive Officer.
Nelson Global says HBM Holdings, a holding company owned by a family Trust established by Tru-Flex founder Harry Mathews, is the parent company of Tru-Flex. HBM will retain an ownership position through an investment in Nelson.
WEST LEBANON, Ind. (AP) – Authorities say one person died after a small plane flying from Ohio to Illinois crashed in western Indiana.
The plane was discovered Sunday morning in Warren County, about 75 miles northwest of Indianapolis, shortly after the resumption of a search that began late Saturday. Indiana State Police say the pilot who was killed, 68-year-old George Irick Jr. of Congerville, Illinois, was the only occupant.
The Civil Air Patrol says the single-engine Cessna departed from Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday morning bound for Peoria, Illinois. The plane was expected to refuel in Danville, Illinois. But when it dropped off radar late Saturday, the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department in Illinois notified authorities in Warren County of a possible downed plane.
The cause of the crash is being investigated. The Federal Aviation Administration is on the scene, and the National Transportation Safety Board is set to arrive Monday.